Armadillo Den, a new two-story bar and outdoor entertainment complex is now open at 10106 Manchaca Road, in South Austin. The new entertainment complex was created to bring the emerging area of South Manchaca to enjoy the spoils of Austin proper, on it’s three-acre property with daily live music, 18+ drafts of cold beer, food from beloved food trucks Pueblo Viejo and Ranch Hand, a forthcoming off-leash dog area, options for spacious indoor and outdoor relaxing, and large oak trees to lounge under. Armadillo Den has a large outdoor area, a variety of beers, mocktails, a full bar and bites to offer something for everyone, and is adhering to COVID safe practices.
“Armadillo Den has been four years in the making, and our shared goal was to make this project a great space for staff and patrons alike. With a focus on speed and hospitality, we have built this two-story building from the ground up and gave local craftsmen a lot of freedom to have fun with the space,” said Armadillo Den partner Brett Berry. “You’ll notice something new every time you visit. From our artistic entrance made from longleaf pine scraps to our bowling alley tables atop wielded T-posts, to our massive pecan tree live edge bar downstairs, there really is a lot of thought and professional work done on this space, and we can’t wait to share it with Austin.”
The property, located on three acres of land with a variety of native Texas trees and landscape mixed in, boasts a two-story, 8,250 square-foot bar, with a building occupancy of over 500 and a total capacity of about 1,500 — though it will operate well under this amount during COVID-19. A small creek runs through the venue, further adding to the unique atmospheric quality of the space that lends itself to various activities and opportunities for years to come. The main structure consists of two climate-controlled floors, both featuring bars and separate hosting areas inside and out, with large glass overhead doors separating each area. The upstairs bar area and its wrap-around deck will eventually be a great option for events and game nights utilizing the 14 TVs throughout the space and will make an unparalleled viewing experience for live music on the pending outdoor stage. The venue also offers parking at the lot on-site, but guests who show proof of using rideshare get 10% off orders to encourage safety.
Armadillo Den is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday – Thursday and from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday – Sunday for guests who are 21+ to start, with plans to become kid-friendly in spring of 2021 upon the completion of the venue’s outdoor stage. The space also offers parking on site, but anyone who practices safety by using rideshare to get there gets 10% off their order.